Papers of The Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners


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Administrative/Biographical History

Scope and Content

System of Arrangement

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Appraisal, Destruction, Scheduling

Accruals

Access Conditions

Restrictions

Language of Material

Finding Aids

Related Units of Description

Index Headings

Catalogue

Papers of The Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners


Reference GB 0152 MSS.259/CJ
Title Papers of the Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners
Dates of Creation 1887
Held at Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick Library
Extent 0.0028 cubic metres
Name of Creator Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners
Level of Description File
Language English

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Administrative/Biographical History

The Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners was founded in 1860 after a long period of negotiation between several small London trade clubs. The Union was born through the prolonged strike of Stonemasons in 1859 who demanded a nine hour day. The Masons received a great deal of financial help from a number of Unions and succeeded in gaining recognition for a nine hour day. Shortly afterwards the Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners was formed. By 1892 the Union had grown to include 37588 members and by the turn of the century that number had increased to 65000 members employing six full-time Officials. The Union merged with the Associated Carpenters and Joiners of Scotland in 1911 and became the largest Union representing these trades. Another merger took place in 1918 with the Amalgamated Union of Cabinetmakers to form the Amalgamated Society of Carpenters, Cabinetmakers and Joiners. In 1921 another merger, this time with the Amalgamated Society of Woodworkers, brought the Union into the fold of the General Union of Carpenters and Joiners, previously its main rival. The Union again merged with the Amalgamated Union of Building Trade Workers in 1971 to form the Union of Construction and Allied Trades when its title changed to the Amalgamated Society of Woodworkers and Decorators following absorbtion into the Amalgamated Society of Painters and Decorators in 1970.

Reference:

Arthur Marsh and Victoria Ryan Historical Directory of Trade Unions Volume 3 (England; 1987).

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Scope and Content

Rule Book 1887

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System of Arrangement

The Modern Records Centre uses a classification scheme. For further details of the scheme, see http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/holdings/class/. It is compatible with ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description (2000).

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

These papers form part of a large collection MSS.259 that has been deposited in the Modern Records Centre over a number of years. Most of the Records came from the Amalgamated Union of Engineering Workers (Engineering Section). The first deposits were made in 1984 with further deposits have been made up to 1997.

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Appraisal, Destruction, Scheduling

This collection has been weeded for duplicates.

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Accruals

Further deposits are not expected.

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Access Conditions

There are no restrictions on access to these papers.

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Copyright/Reproduction

There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.

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Language of Material

English

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Finding Aids

A copy of this catalogue is available at the National Register of Archives in London and in Chadwyck-Healey's National Inventory of Documentary Sources.

Authority files exist for the Associated Carpenters and Joiners of Scotland (GBR 0152 AAR2349); Amalgamated Society of Woodworkers (GBR 0152 AAR436); General Union of Carpenters and Joiners (GBR 0152 AAR0437) and the Amalgamated Union of Building Trade Workers (GBR 0152 AAR0485).

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Related Units of Description

These papers constitute part of a large collection of related papers that have been deposited in the Modern Records Centre over a long period of time. For a full listing of these trade Unions see (MSS.259/UMB).

Related papers include the Amalgamated Society of Woodworkers (MSS.78/ASW); the General Union of Carpenters and Joiners (MSS.78/GUCJ)and the Amalgamated Union of Building Trade Workers (MSS.78/AU)

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Index Headings

Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners

Amalgamated Society of Carpenters, Cabinetmakers and Joiners

General Union of Carpenters and Joiners

Amalgamated Society of Woodworkers and Decorators

Carpenters -- Great Britain

Carpenters -- Labor unions -- Great Britain

Cabinetmakers -- Great Britain

Woodworkers -- Labor unions -- Great Britain

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Catalogue

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